Understanding News Media is an appreciation and criticism of the all pervasive mass media.This book is designed as an introductory book on mass media for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The vast growth of mass media- particularly television and the Internet- has led to proliferation of academic programmes on the media under various nomenclatures(Communication, Media Studies, Visual Communication, Electronic Media, Journalism, etc). The book demystifies news media in particular and delivers Media Education in an easy-to-understand self-instructional modules. It covers newspaper, radio, television and the Internet. This book has been written in a simple style with illustrations that even a school student would find it useful.